Call for Papers: Tourism Planning and Development journal

Call for Papers
 Tourism Planning & Development journal
Special Issue: Tourism Innovation and Resilience during Uncertainty
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The special issue is supported by the International Conference (THE INC 2022) “Tourism, Hospitality and Events Innovation and Resilience during Uncertainty”, which will be held from 22nd till 24th June 2022 in Limassol, Cyprus. For more information about the conference please visit:
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Guest Editors

Dr Nikolaos Pappas, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Dr Eleni Michopoulou, University of Derby, Buxton, United Kingdom
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Dr Anna Farmaki, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus
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In recent years, studies on innovation and resilience within tourism, often adopt the angle of crisis recovery or focus on value-creating innovative and creative strategies and practices. While those studies have begun to explore the underpinning principles of innovation and resilience, they often focus on a specific sector or region or viewed through the narrow lenses of economic recovery. Moreover, the theoretical and applied aspects of innovation and resilience need to be approached from a multidisciplinary point of view, to enable a better understanding of the internal and external dynamics that affect the evolution, planning and development of tourism at times of uncertainty.

The pathway to success (or failure) lies on the overall innovative stance adopted by tourism stakeholders (Iglesias-Sánchez, et al. 2019; Sørensen & Balsby, 2020; Bressan & Pedrini, 2020) and the resilience demonstrated by destinations (Jarratt & Davies, 2020), companies (Mandal & Saravanan, 2019) and communities (Powell, et al. 2018; Kato, 2018)  alike to externalities that yield not only challenges and threats; but also bear opportunities for fundamentally rethinking our practices of planning and developing tourism. Therefore, an SI revisiting innovation and resilience during uncertainty will be highly relevant to both, industry and academia.

This special issue welcomes theoretical, empirical, experimental, and case study research contributions. These contributions should clearly address the theoretical and practical implications of the research in reference. Both conceptual and empirical work are welcome. Tourism innovation and resilience can be viewed under a variety of prisms, including but not limited to:

•       Innovation, creativity and change management

•       Resilience management

•       Complexity management

•       Competitiveness, sustainability and corporate social responsibility

•       Consumer behaviour, decision-making, expectations, experience and satisfaction

•       Adaptive capacities

•       Crisis management

•       Urban resilience

•       Multi-disciplinary resilience

•       Cultural, heritage and tourism planning and development

•       Destination resilience, planning and development

•       Economics of change impacts and adaptation

•       Emerging and innovative research methods and methodologies

•       Human resources, equality, diversity, and labour operations

•       The role of technology in tourism innovation and resilience

•       Marketing, advertising, branding and promotional activities

•       Mobilities

•       Policy, planning, and development

•       Training and education

•       Wellbeing of tourism employees, local communities and tourists

•       Other interdisciplinary areas related to tourism planning and development

Review Process

Each paper submitted for publication consideration is subjected to the standard review process designated by Tourism Planning and Development journal. Based on the recommendations of the reviewers, the Editor-in-chief along with the guest editors will decide whether particular submissions will be accepted, revised or rejected. Please note that the review process will start after the full paper submission deadline.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit the papers to the journal’s online platform at the Special Issue Theme: Tourism Innovation and Resilience during Uncertainty. The submission link is:

Full Paper Submission Deadline: Sunday, 13th March 2022.

Expected Publication Date: Mid or end of 2023. 

All papers should follow the submission guidelines of the Tourism Planning and Development journal. For more information please visit:



Bressan, A., & Pedrini, M. (2020) Exploring Sustainable-Oriented Innovation within Micro and Small Tourism Firms, Tourism Planning & Development, 17(5), 497-514, DOI: 10.1080/21568316.2019.1673810

Iglesias-Sánchez, P.P., Correia, M.B., & Jambrino-Maldonado, C. (2019). Challenges of Open Innovation in the Tourism Sector, Tourism Planning & Development, 16(1), 22-42, DOI: 10.1080/21568316.2017.1393773

Jarratt, D., & Davies, N.J. (2020). Planning for Climate Change Impacts: Coastal Tourism Destination Resilience Policies, Tourism Planning & Development17(4), 423-440, DOI: 10.1080/21568316.2019.1667861

Kato, K. (2018). Debating Sustainability in Tourism Development: Resilience, Traditional Knowledge and Community: A Post-disaster Perspective, Tourism Planning & Development15(1), 55-67, DOI: 10.1080/21568316.2017.1312508

Mandal, S., & Saravanan, D. (2019). Exploring the Influence of Strategic Orientations on Tourism Supply Chain Agility and Resilience: An Empirical Investigation, Tourism Planning & Development16(6), 612-636, DOI: 10.1080/21568316.2018.1561506

Powell, R. B. Green, T. F. Holladay, P. J. Krafte, K. E. Duda, M. Nguyen, M. T. Spencer, J. H., & Das, P. (2018). Examining Community Resilience to Assist in Sustainable Tourism Development Planning in Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark, Vietnam, Tourism Planning & Development15(4), 436-457, DOI: 10.1080/21568316.2017.1338202

Sørensen, F., & Balsby, N. (2020). Brokers and Saboteurs: Actor Roles in Destination Innovation Network Development, Tourism Planning & Development, DOI: 10.1080/21568316.2020.1830300